Kansas City’s favorite holiday tradition is back for its 37th season, with an all-NEW adaptation by KCRep Artistic Director, Eric Rosen! A ripping good telling of the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the curmudgeonly businessman who requires the intervention of a few spectral guides to understand the true meaning of Christmas and life. Complete with lively musical numbers, ornate costumes, and dashing stagecraft, Dickens’ classic tale of hope and redemption continues to remind us what’s really worth celebrating – at the holidays, or any time! A Kansas City Holiday Tradition!
This show runs 2 hours long, with one 20-minute intermission.
This show utilizes strobe light and smoke effects.
Anne & Bill Blessing
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Meet the Cast & Company
About the playwright/director/artistic director
Eric Rosen has been the Artistic Director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre since 2008, and was previously the co-founder and Artistic Director of Chicago’s About Face Theatre. World premieres under his direction include Venice (KCRep, CTG, Public, named “Best Musical of 2010” by TIME, original cast recording Ghostlight), Clay (About Face/Lookingglass, CTG, LCT3, Jeff Award, Best Solo Performance, Ovation nomination), Roof of the World (KCRep), A Christmas Story: The Musical (KCRep, 5th Ave, subsequent Bway production Tony nominated for Best Musical), The Fairy Tale lives of Russian Girls (Alliance), M. Proust (Jeff nomination, Best New Play) and Theater District (Jeff Award, Best New Play, both at Steppenwolf/About Face). Other directing credits: Goodman, Hartford Stage, CenterStage, St. Louis Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Chicago Shakespeare, Melbourne Theatre Company (AUS), the O’Neill, and Sundance. At the Rep, Rosen reimagines classic plays and musicals, including Side By Side By Sondheim, Evita, a site-specific Sunday in the Park with George at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Hair: Retrospection in collaboration with and starring members of the original Broadway companies, a punk rock Pippin, along with classics from Romeo and Juliet to Trip to Bountiful to Death of a Salesman. Rosen produced the original production of the Pulitzer and Tony winning play I Am My Own Wife (About Face/MCA) and One Arm(About Face/Steppenwolf/Tectonic). As a playwright, his work includes Lot’s Wife (earlier version called Wedding Play–Jeff nomination, Best New Play), Dream Boy (Jeff Award, Best Play, Best Direction) Winesburg, Ohio (Jeff Award, Best New Play),and Venice. Rosen serves on the Board of Directors of TCG, is the Hall Family Foundation Teaching Professor of Theater at UMKC, and holds a doctorate in performance studies from Northwestern University and a BA in performance studies from UNC.
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